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Download E-books A Barbarian in Asia PDF

A wild trip to the East narrated by way of a author who's “without equivalent within the literature of our time” (Jorge Luis Borges)

Henri Michaux (1899–1984), the nice French poet and painter, set out as a tender guy to determine the a ways East. touring from India to the Himalayas, and directly to China and Japan, Michaux voices his shiny impressions, slicing critiques, and curious insights: he has no difficulty conversing his brain. half fanciful travelogue and half exploration of tradition, A Barbarian in Asia is gifted the following in its unique translation via Sylvia seashore, the well-known American-born bookseller in Paris.

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Download E-books The Nun (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Denis Diderot

Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the possible real tale of a tender lady compelled through her mom and dad to go into a convent and take holy orders. a unique mingling mysticism, insanity, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it provides a scathing perception into the results of compelled vocations and the unnatural lifetime of the convent. A succès de scandale on the finish of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever because. For Diderot's novel isn't really easily a narrative of a tender woman with a nasty behavior; it's also a powerfully emblematic fantasy approximately oppression and intolerance.

This new translation contains Diderot's all-important prefatory fabric, which he put, disconcertingly, on the finish of the unconventional, and which turns what another way feels like an workout in realism into what's now considered as a masterpiece of proto-modernist fiction.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different useful positive aspects, together with specialist introductions via major experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books Manon Lescaut: A Classic Short Novel (Top 100 Novels) PDF

Manon Lescaut through Abbe Prevost Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a brief novel by way of French writer Abbe Prevost. released in 1731, it's the 7th and ultimate quantity of Memoires et aventures d'un homme de qualite (Memoirs and Adventures of a guy of Quality). It used to be debatable in its time and used to be banned in France upon booklet. regardless of this, it grew to become very hot and pirated variations have been largely disbursed. In a next 1753 variation, the Abbe Prevost toned down a few scandalous information and injected extra moralizing disclaimers. Friedrich (Frederick) Engels used to be born on 28 November 1820 in Barmen, Prussia (now Wuppertal, Germany). on the time, Barmen was once an increasing commercial city and Frederick used to be the eldest son of a filthy rich German cotton producer. His father, Friederich, Sr., used to be an evangelical. as a result, Engels was once raised Christian Pietist. As he grew up, his courting along with his mom and dad grew to become strained as a result of his atheist ideals. Parental disapproval of his progressive actions is recorded in an October 1848 letter from his mom, Elizabeth Engels. during this letter his mom berates him for having "really long past too a ways" and "begged" him "to continue no further.". "You have paid extra heed to folks, to strangers, and feature taken no account of your mother's pleas. God on my own is familiar with what i've got felt and suffered of past due. i used to be trembling whilst I picked up the newspaper and observed therein warrant was once out for my son's arrest." on the time this letter used to be written, Frederick Engels was once in hiding in Brussels, Belgium, quickly to make his solution to Switzerland after which, in 1849, again into Germany for participation within the Baden and Palatinate innovative rebellion.

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Download E-books Tropisms (New Directions Pearls) PDF

Nathalie Sarraute's beautiful debut―vignettes of "inner movements"―foreshadowed the increase of the nouveau roman.

Hailed as a masterpiece by way of Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Tropisms is taken into account one of many defining texts of the nouveau roman flow. Nathalie Sarraute has outlined her paintings because the “movements which are hidden less than the normal, risk free cases of our daily lives.” Like figures in a grainy photo, Sarraute’s characters are blurred and shadowy, whereas her narrative by no means develops past a under pressure second. as a substitute, Sarraute brilliantly reveals and elaborates sophisticated details―when a dating alterations, after we fall a bit deeper into love, or whilst whatever blameless tilts to the smallest measure towards suspicion.

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Download E-books History of the Thirteen (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

Passionate and perceptive, the 3 brief novels that make up Balzac's heritage of the 13 are involved partially with the actions of a wealthy, strong, sinister and unscrupulous mystery society in nineteenth-century France. whereas the deeds of 'The 13' stay usually within the heritage, despite the fact that, the person novels are all in favour of exploring a variety of sorts of hope. a sad love tale, Ferragus depicts a wedding destroyed by means of suspicion, revelation and false impression. The Duchess de Langeais explores the discomfort that effects whilst a society coquette attempts to seduce a heroic ex-soldier, whereas the woman with the Golden Eyes deals a frank attention of hope and sexuality. jointly, those works supply a company and interesting beginning for Balzac's many later portrayals of Parisian lifestyles in his nice novel-cycle The Human Comedy.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes through extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Charterhouse of Parma (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Stendhal

Headstrong and naïve, the younger Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is decided to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and visit warfare to struggle for Napoleon. He stumbles at the conflict of Waterloo, ill-prepared, but jam-packed with enthusiasm for warfare and glory. eventually heeding recommendation, Fabrizio sneaks again to Milan, purely to develop into embroiled in a chain of amorous exploits, fuelled through his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged via Balzac to be an important French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and bold, mixing the intrigues of the Italian courtroom with the romance and pleasure of youth.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes by way of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Berenice and Bajazet (Ff Plays) PDF

By Jean Racine

The serious occasion in Berenice, the dying of Titus's father, the Emperor Vespasian, occurs per week earlier than the play opens. Thereafter Titus is aware that his separation from Berenice is inevitable.Thereafter Titus is familiar with that his separation from Berenice is inevitable. The breaking off of an exceptional love affair contains too the hopes of Antiochus, himself lengthy in love with Berenice. The play pushes all 3 of its principals to the edge, no longer of revenge yet of self-murder, sooner than in her elegant final speech Berenice redeems and directs all of them in an act of collective abnegation.Many tears are shed, yet now not a drop of blood. The impact is unconventional, and profound: the pained attractiveness of the irreconcilable in human affairs, and the give up, by means of all of the major characters, of the individual they so much love. Bajazet is Racine's so much violent drama; it ends, like Phèdre, with a feminine character's on-stage suicide, right here the fruits of a vividly defined series of off-stage murders. The surroundings, in a claustrophobic house in the harem at Constantinople, menaced from either with no and inside of, turns out to license a violence of emotion in addition to of deed.Violent too are the repeated reversals of fortune, and the terrifying acceleration of the play in the direction of its inexorable disaster.

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Download E-books Le Médecin malgré lui PDF

Grand classique de los angeles littérature française, Le Médecin malgré lui presente une suite d’incidents dans l. a. vie de Sganarelle, farceur et séducteur. It bat sa femme Martine et pour se venger de son mari, elle fait croire aux domestiques de Géronte que Sganarelle est un grand médecin mais qu’il faut le battre afin qu’il l’avoue. some extent d’être pendu pour ses chicaneries chez Géronte, Sganarelle est tout pardonné par un heureux coup de théâtre et se réconcilie avec Martine.

Acteur et dramaturge, Molière nait à Paris en 1622 et y meurt en 1673. Fils d’un tapissier, it fait ses études en droit au Collège de Clermont (1636-1639). Il prend le pseudonyme de Molière en 1643. Sa première troupe, fondée en 1743, fait faillite en 1645 et il est emprisoné pour dettes. Sous los angeles safety du Prince de Conti il rentre à Paris en 1658 et connaît un grand succès avec Les Précieuses Ridicules. Entouré d’adversaires, dès 1665 Molière profite de l. a. safety de Louis XIV et ses pièces, dont Tartuffe, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Les Femmes savantes et Le Malade imaginaire sont les plus célèbres, connaissent plusieurs triomphes éclatants.

This unexpurgated variation comprises the total textual content, with minor blunders and omissions corrected.

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Download E-books Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003 PDF

By Richard Howard

Richard Howard has been writing fashionable, deeply trained remark on sleek tradition and literature for greater than 4 a long time. here's a choice of his most interesting essays, together with a few by no means ahead of released in ebook shape, on a fantastic diversity of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists akin to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally incorporated are concerns of recent sculpture and of the images of the human physique. Howard's extreme familiarity with glossy poetry is visible to very good influence in essays at the "poetry of forgetting," at the reasons and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped introduce--among them, J. D. McClatchy, Frank Bidart, and Cynthia MacDonald. after all, Howard brings to his attention of French literature an extraordinary knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar and Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the fundamental serious carrier. He indicates us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial gains. And he supplies us a truly brilliant feel of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth yr, maintains his adroit, creative statement, which enriches us all.

Richard Howard is a poet, student, instructor, critic, and translator. the writer of greater than a dozen books, together with Inner Voices: chosen Poems, 1963-2003, he's the recipient of either the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the nationwide publication Award for translation. He teaches at Columbia collage and is poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Richard Howard has been writing fashionable, deeply proficient observation on sleek tradition and literature for greater than 4 many years. His past paintings Alone with the USA: Essays at the paintings of Poetry within the usa considering 1950 has lengthy been hailed as a landmark in literary feedback. Paper Trail is a range of his best essays, together with a few by no means sooner than released in publication shape, on a fabulous diversity of subjects—from American poets resembling Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists corresponding to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are concerns of recent sculpture and of the images of the human physique.

Howard's extreme familiarity with glossy poetry is visible to first-class influence in essays on "the poetry of forgetting," at the reason and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped brought. after all, Howard brings to his attention of French literature a unprecedented knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar an Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the basic severe carrier. He exhibits us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial positive aspects. And he supplies us a truly vibrant feel of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth 12 months, keeps his adroit, artistic remark, which enriches us all.

"If Richard Howard weren't a poet in any respect, he may stand out however as a translator, an editor, a instructor of poets, and a critic of French, English, and American literature. Paper Trail collects his arrestingly tricky essays on all 3, in addition to Howard's writings on visible paintings . . . The essays in Paper Trail provide language not less than as tricky as that of Howard's verse, and knowledge in even better abundance: they could train what the poems suppose we all know. Howard's choice for mannered abstractions, which may prevent the poems, assists the essays, making them extra formidable, and extra bold, than such a lot; even if their specific judgments don't persuade, their normal propositions enlighten."—Stephen Burt, The Washington publish ebook World
 
"While the essays diversity from Emily Dickinson to Robert Mapplethorpe to Claude Simon, they represent an intimate autobiography . . . Paper Trail is anything a lot higher than an issue in regards to the form of yank poetry."—James Longenbach, Boston Review
 
"[Howard is] a powerful guy of letters: an excellent poet, pioneering translator, respected champion of rising poets, and realized, far-ranging critic. during this fabulous essay assortment, a real landmark quantity, Howard exemplifies some great benefits of the lifetime of the brain, which for him is a veritable fountain of sweet sixteen. Over the process approximately 4 many years, he hasn't ever misplaced the highbrow vivaciousness of his prior works whilst adventure and becoming wisdom have deepened his viewpoint. Howard writes with equivalent zest and perception concerning the trivialities of grammar and the grandness of worldviews, the oddities of writers and the nice sweep of literature . . . Drolly witty, discerning, and wielding a vocabulary and syntax to die for, Howard makes every one of his selected topics valuable of the reader's so much avid attention."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
 
"Well-crafted essays, forewords, and afterwords on poets and poetry by means of the critic, translator, editor, and poet . . . the gathering opens with a gleaming essay, from 1973, on Emily Dickinson, who was once simply then being rediscovered and wanted her champions in a rhymeless time. Howard's attention is extremely illuminating, and it good illustrates his magpie means of turning up glittering oddments . . . in other places the famous translator of Baudelaire and different French writers turns his awareness to Francophone literature, and particularly on writers who're no longer a lot learn this present day, corresponding to Marguerite Yourcenar, Claude Simon, or even the irreplaceable Stendhal. those admiring items . . . should wake up curiosity in these writers, which might be a grand provider to them. in different places nonetheless Howard praises then-new poets similar to J. D. McClatchy, the writings of Brassaïoch, the ability of storytelling, and kindred issues, giving sort to an altogether passable assortment. [The publication might be] of curiosity to Howard's admirers and students."—Kirkus Reviews

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Download E-books Nana (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Nana opens in 1867, the 12 months of the realm reasonable, whilst Paris, thronged via a worldly elite, was once an ideal aim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle ethical corruption. during this new translation, the destiny of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second one Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, fashionable English.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different precious good points, together with specialist introductions through major specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra research, and masses more.

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